Seaford votes in a new Chief of Police

SEAFORD, Del. – The City of Seaford will now be under a new watch, at least when it comes to it’s police force.

Seaford’s Mayor and City Council voted to name Marshall Craft Jr. the new Chief of Police, Tuesday night.

“I am very excited to have Marshall Craft as our next Chief. He knows our officers and is committed to make his hometown the best it can be. He will be tasked to be in the community, to keep our streets safe, and to build depth within the leadership of the Seaford Police Department. I am confident in Chief Craft’s ability to deliver. We are looking forward to him being on our
team,” says Mayor David Genshaw.

Craft started his career in 1989 with the Delaware State Police, rising to the rank of Captain in 2017. Prior to his law enforcement career he served four years active duty in the Navy before he was honorably discharged.

Chief Craft has been a Certified Instructor at the Delaware State Police Academy in numerous capacities, and has advanced his knowledge by attending various trainings, including Stratified Policing Model, an FBI Seminar on Promoting the Law Enforcement Image, Leadership in Police Organizations, and Improving Police-Citizen Contact/Culture Awareness. In addition to his law enforcement training and certifications, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Wilmington University.

“We are excited to have a public servant and Seaford resident of the caliber of Marshall Craft as our next Seaford Chief of Police. His leadership experience, education, and service accomplishments are exemplary. We are looking forward to the many contributions he will make to our Police Department and our community,” says Charles Anderson, City Manager for Seaford.

When asked about his new career as head of the Seaford Police Department, Chief Craft said he is, “honored and excited for the opportunity to serve as the Chief of Police for the City of Seaford. The Seaford Police Department and 911 Center are comprised of dedicated women and men who proudly serve our community by following the department’s mission of treating all persons with honesty, integrity, and compassion. My goal as Chief will be to focus on mutual respect by continuing to build trust-based relationships with our community, local businesses, and counterparts in law enforcement. My long-term vision is to enhance the Relationships with our community through Ethical practices, Safety, Partnerships, Enforcement, Community outreach and Transparency (RESPECT). Through mutual respect, I strongly believe we will accomplish our mission to provide fair, compassionate, and impartial police services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Seaford.”

Chief Craft will be sworn in on Monday, May 6th in the Council Chambers at Seaford City Hall.

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